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Best Pelington class in Cold War: best Pelington 703 loadout (plus Gunfighter)

Use this Pelington loadout to create the best Sniper class in Cold War

The Pelington 703 dominated the Call Of Duty: Cold War Betas thanks to its fantastic quick-sniping capabilities and one-shot potential. Since then every sniper rifle has taken a nerf to its handling speeds, but we've found a way to make the Pelington unbelievably strong again. Follow this guide to set up the best Pelington class in Cold War.


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Best Pelington class in Cold War - Pelington 703 loadout

Let's jump-start this guide by taking a look at all the attachments you need to make the best Pelington class in Cold War:

  • Optic: None
  • Muzzle: Sound Moderator
  • Barrel: 26.5'' Tiger Team
  • Body: None
  • Underbarrel: None
  • Magazine: 7 Rnd
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

First up is the Sound Moderator. I think it's very important to keep your muzzle flash as low as possible and keep yourself off the enemy's minimap. Unfortunately this comes at a high cost of lowering your muzzle velocity, which is why we've also opted for the Tiger Team barrel. This wonderful barrel not only speeds our muzzle velocity right back up, but it also increases our damage and fire rate along with our reload speed.

That reload speed boost helps to mitigate the penalty of increasing our magazine capacity with the 7 round mag (note that the Tiger Team barrel reduces our mag capacity, so you'll actually have 6 shots rather than 7). After that we've opted for the Airborne Elastic Wrap, which increases our ADS time (extremely important with the Pelington) and almost completely nullifies aim flinch, but at the cost of slower sprint-to-fire speed. This is why our final attachment goes on the stock: the Raider Pad speeds our sprint-to-fire time right back up, along with a huge boost to aim walking speed. And it's only at the cost of hipfire accuracy, which is less important on a sniper rifle than many other weapons.

Let's take a look at how the stats have changed after adding these five attachments:

Pelington statsBaseLoadoutDifference
Pros
Damage110132+20%
Fire Rate5461 RPM+13%
Bullet Velocity500 m/s675 m/s+35%
Sprint To Fire Time400 ms340 ms+15%
Aim Walk Move Spd3.28 mph4.59 mph+40%
ADS Speed550 ms484 ms+12%
Flinch Resist10 N1 N+90%
Aim While Going ProneNoYesN/A
Mag Ammo Capacity56+20%
Ammo Capacity3036+20%
Muzz. Flash Conceal1s0s+100%
Cons
Shoot Move Speed7.59 mph6.45 mph-15%
Hipfire Accuracy18 mils23.4 mils-30%
Reload Quickness5.1 s5.8 s-14%

Secondary weapon

The Pelington can certainly be used up close, but that's not really what it's designed for. As such, we'd recommend using an AK-47 as your secondary weapon, for its high damage and effectiveness both at medium and close ranges. Be sure to check out our Best AK-47 class in Cold War guide for details on the best attachments to use.

But if you're using a different Wildcard than Law Breaker, then the best secondary weapon we can suggest would be the 1911. Kit this pistol out with the Takedown barrel and a 12 round mag for a reliable alternative when you need to quickly finish a nearby enemy. But honestly, we'd seriously suggest you use the Law Breaker Wildcard so you can use another primary weapon.


Best Pelington loadout with Gunfighter Wildcard

If you're looking to eek out every last morsel of potential for your Pelington, you can equip the Gunfighter Wildcard which allows for eight attachments at once. If you want to do this, here are the remaining attachments we'd suggest:

  • Optic: Sillix Holoscout
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Bipod

It's crazy to me that you can attach short-range optics to a Pelington (or even just use the gun's ironsights), but given this I'd opt for the Sillix Holoscout, as it's a clear optic which allows you to land shots both near and far. The Steady Aim Laser helps work the rifle's hipfire accuracy back to acceptable ranges, while the Bipod seriously reduces the Pelington's recoil after each shot, allowing you to stay scoped in and not lose your target.


And that wraps up our guide to the best Pelington class loadout we've found so far in Call Of Duty: Cold War. But we've got plenty more Cold War guides for you to peruse! Why not start with our Cold War weapon stats guide, or take a look at our Best Sniper in Cold War page to see how the Pelington stacks up against other Sniper Rifles?

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